If you’re like most people, you have at least one unwanted candle sitting around at home right now. Maybe it was a gift, maybe it’s one of those plain white pillar candles that you bought for a party and never used. Perhaps it’s one of the many candles you purchased for your home but only used a couple of times before realizing you don’t actually like the scent or color.
If these are all true, then you’re probably wondering what to do with unwanted candles?
One option is to throw them away; however, that can be bad for the environment if not properly disposed of. Another option is to donate them; however, many charities won’t accept used candles because they’re flammable (unless there is an unopened package). A third option is to recycle them. You can also reuse wax after melting them.
How do I get rid of old candles?
Candles are a great way to set the mood for a dinner party, give as gifts, or add a little ambiance. They make your home smell wonderful. Who doesn’t love a good candle? The thing is you’re not always in love with the scent of the candle or it doesn’t fit in with your decor and you’re stuck with it.
Before tossing that unwanted candle, try one of these ideas. You may be surprised at how many ways you can repurpose those unwanted candles.
- You can throw away your old candle.
- You can donate the old candles that are never used.
- You can recycle the old candles and either make new candles or use wax material for a different purposes.